Skip to comments.Taking Professor Obama's Class (Try Your Hand At Professor Obama's Constitutional Law Exam)
Posted on 10/27/2008 6:03:18 PM PDT by chet_in_ny
As the presidential race heats up and Democratic nominee Barack Obama is forced to respond to increasingly tough attacks from the Palin-energized GOP ticket, his campaign style is coming under growing scrutiny. Some feel the candidate has too often been more head than heart, more intellectual than passionate, less a leader than a lecturer. Will his style survive the rough-and-tumble of a modern media-saturated presidential campaign?
Yet balancing the two personae professor and politician has been key to Obama's success. Much of his style can be traced back to his dozen years as an academic, at the University of Chicago Law School. A look at those teaching days reveals just how he has managed to be at once popular and intellectually exacting.
By most accounts, Obama's time at the law school was a huge success. He arrived in 1992, fresh out of Harvard Law School, to juggle teaching courses in constitutional law and race theory. Within a few years, he had become a rock-star professor with hordes of devoted students, written a popular book and launched a political career as an Illinois state senator.
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I honestly don’t think Barama was a REAL FULL Professor...I think on the WBEZ interview, he was referred to as a “Senior Lecturer”...
When I was in skool, the senior lecturer’s were NOT tenured professors...only lackies! to Fill in for the Profs.
If this is the same exam that was posted a while ago, I’ll say that it’s a pretty good law school exam, as far as they go . . . .
Well, he calls himself “Prof. Obama” on the first page of his exam. So there you go..
Whitey is bad.
The ‘burbs suck. And so does the Constitution.
That is basically how I passed my US History course. The professor was a big pro labor guy, and I made sure to take that stance on the exams along with how whites and the rich are evil.
Many in the media are referring to Obama HUSSEIN as Law School Professor! He was NEVER a Professor, the ZERO was a Lecturer, a lowly LECTURER!! That is the BOTTOM of the Heap in Academia! Its NOT even Tenure Track! Again, Obama lying about his NON Accomplishments just like he lied about being the Author of his book,”DREAMS FROM MY FATHER!” William Ayers, the Terrorist, ghostwrote that Book!
My law education extends to a business law course as part of a business administration degree. My education in other analytical tools is extensive. I am a superior Constitutional scholar to Obama. It’s what he knows that isn’t true!
I will be in out on the quad smoking some joints. You can join me if you wish.
Ujamaa From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Ujamaa was the concept that formed the basis of Julius Nyerere's social and economic development policies in Tanzania just after it gained independence from Britain in 1961. In 1967, President Nyerere published his development blueprint titled the Arusha Declaration, in which Nyerere pointed out the need for an African model of development and which formed the basis of African socialism. Ujamaa comes from the Swahili word for "extended family" or "familyhood" and is distinguished by several key characteristics, namely that a person becomes a person through the people or community. For Nyerere, an African "extended family" means that every individual is in the service of the community. Thus, Ujamaa is characterized by a community where co-operation and collective advancement are the rationale of every individual's existence. According to Ujamaa, personal acquisitiveness is prohibited, thus allowing the distribution of wealth through society horizontally rather than vertically. So he had the socialism on his mind even as far back as 1997.
Zero was not on the tenure track.
I find Obama's exam to be self-referential, pompous tripe. imagine students like him because he gives high grades for minimal thought and work -- as long as you agree with Obama.
Yeah, that sounds about right. No facts, no reasoning. Typical silly lefty prof. I hope his kids "organically" did something or another, but he probably passed them whether they did or not.
Lecturers are generally the guys that don’t quite make it all the way into the big leagues, but still hang around the college bubble because they can’t find anything better or just lack the initiative to get out there and do something else.
Yep, when I was in law school I would write exams like a raving leftist when I had professors like Professor Obama (little substance, lots of egalitarian talking points and fluff).
Half of the exam is racial matters. Even the question on gender discrimination is then brought back to an issue of race!
Obama is absolutely obsessed by racial grievances.
Every issue in the world is seen by this man through the lens of racial grievance.
If this man becomes president, far from being a uniter, he will be the most racially divisive figure in American history.
Here is another exam from “Autumn Quarter 1996”:
Have they learned nothing since publishing stills from the Zapruder film?
Again, half the exam is racial grievance.
I think the Obama campaign should be asked for model answers for these exams...
The hell you say.
Self Administered Ping
I have little doubt that liberally sprinkling one’s answer with buzzwords like “social justice,” “economic justice,” “redistributive change” and “dispossessed peoples” and making points like “the Constitution is fundamentally flawed” would ensure a high grade from Law Instructor Obama.
Sorry - I couldn’t get past the first couple of paragraphs. Mary & Joseph living in Bethlehem? What a total scumbag! If I say any more, I’ll be permanently banned from FR.
Look at this sentence:
"The statute further prohibits the use of any hospital, clinic or health care facility, whether public or private, from providing such services to any unmarried person within the State of Wazoo."
While I think I know what he is trying to say, the syntax is garbled to say the least. Perhaps it is proper legalese?
It is standard fare for a Con Law exam at such a university, as I have taken two undergraduate classes in the subject. However, this looks to be a law school or a graduate level political science course.
If I had my Con Law materials, I could effectively blow Obama’s exam out of the water using right winged materials.
What I meant to say is that most case law would go AGAINST Obama’s ideas. That’s how I would blow it out of the water. And, if Obama would downgrade me for bringing it up, I would file a grievance with the department (as Obama is only a lecturer).
But, Obama specifically states that you can only use cases HE has presented in the course. Cases he has not brought up will not be considered, regardless of their validity or precedence.
"You may use any materials or notes used on our class. You may not refer to cases, articles, etc., that were not used in class."
If the student can only cite a articles that Obama has provided to argue his case, and Obama has not provided any cases opposing his viewpoint, then the student's conclusions are foregone. This is just another restatement of the Red Queen's assertion that words mean only what she says they mean. Obama only wants to hear what he has said. Nothing more... and certainly nothing that might impact his pre-conceived conclusions.
Please ignore the typographical errata "a" in that phrase... blush.
I would have to see Obama’s course syllabus for the course to see what cases were required reading/discussion.
I read the exam. What was the question?
Socrates said that fundamentally there are only two questions:
Who teaches the children and what do they teach them